October 2017 Flooring Industry News
Mohawk Makes the Finish Line
CHATTANOOGA, TENN.—Mohawk Industries supported some of the world’s most elite athletes as they competed in the 2017 Ironman 70.3 World Championship. As they completed their race, competitors strode across a finish line covered in Durkan Synthesis Ripple PDI carpeting featuring Ironman 70.3 and Mohawk Industries logos.
More than 4,500 athletes participated in the world-famous long-distance triathlon, which included a 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike ride and 13.1-mile run. Mohawk Group’s Spectrum V30 commercial broadloom carpeting (in Blaze Red) greeted participants at all transition areas.
In addition to providing carpet, Mohawk employees volunteered to staff an aid station along the race course where they distributed water and nutrition bars.
For more, call (706) 629-7721 or visit mohawkind.com.
Tullier Named Sales Director of NeoCon Shows
CHICAGO—Madeleine Tullier is the new sales director of NeoCon Shows. Having worked with Chicago’s Merchandise Mart for more than 10 years, Tullier brings seasoned industry experience and recognition within the design community to her new role. She will be working closely with vice president of sales, Julie Kohl, in the development and strategic growth of several trade shows including NeoCon and NeoCon East.
“With Madeleine’s long-term industry experience and robust network of relationships fostered over the last decade, we know that she will be an exceptional asset to our team,” said Kohl. “If the caliber of our added talent is any indication, we are on a great trajectory as we look forward to NeoCon East this fall, followed by the milestone 50th anniversary year of the NeoCon trade fair in 2018.”
Tullier will continue managing the trade show sales for Casual Market Chicago, where she cultivates relationships with top outdoor furnishings manufacturers.
For more, call (800) 677-6278 or visit neocon.com.
Emser Tile Opens Third North American Distribution Center
SUFFOLK, VA.—Los Angeles-based Emser Tile opened its third North American distribution center in Suffolk, Va., which will service the growing East Coast and Midwest markets. The new 400,000-sq.-ft. distribution center, with the capacity to expand to 850,000 sq. ft., will support Emser Tile’s long-term expansion plans, according to the company.
To celebrate the opening, Emser Tile hosted a ribbon cutting with government representatives in attendance, including Secretary of Commerce and Trade, Todd Haymore, Delegate S. Chris Jones, Senator John Cosgrove, and Suffolk Mayor Linda T. Johnson. John F. Reinhart, CEO and director of the Virginia Port Authority, also spoke at the opening.
For more, call (323) 650-2000 or visit emser.com.
Ford Joins Armstrong Flooring as Senior VP and CFO
LANCASTER, PA.—Ronald Ford is Armstrong Flooring’s new senior vice president and CFO. In this role, Ford will have oversight of global finance and accounting functions and will report to Don Maier, president and CEO.
“Ron brings a wealth of experience in finance and general management leadership roles, and his focus on strategic thinking and driving results will be an asset for Armstrong Flooring,” Maier said. “He is aligned with our vision for success and prepared to help us build additional value through our strategic priorities.”
Before joining Armstrong, Ford served as senior vice president and CFO at Silgan Containers.
For more, call (717) 672-9611 or visit armstrongflooring.com.
Karndean Celebrates Introduction of Korlok
EXPORT, PA.—Karndean Designflooring welcomed area architects, designers, retailers and homeowners to its U.S. corporate showroom and headquarters to celebrate the Korlok plank collection.
Upon arrival, guests received a passport and traversed on a tour of the facility, where they discovered the global inspiration story behind each Korlok design at themed stops along the way. Karndean Designflooring’s internal product designers drew inspiration from North American and European woods, including Texas Ash, Oak and Butternut, and guests enjoyed themed hors d’ouerves at each destination. The event also included interactive product demonstrations and giveaways.
Korlok features several elements that help both the speed and ease of installation, making it perfect for projects that need completing quickly or where noise transfer is a concern, according to the company.
“As interior designers, we constantly seek the most high-quality products to enhance our interior spaces,” said Nancy Spears of Savoy Interior Design. “Korlok is at the top of my list for looking, acting and performing like wood, but has qualities that go beyond hardwood like that it doesn’t promote microbial growth, has acoustical qualities to meet educational and business needs, and is a true floating floor that can go over uneven surfaces.”
For more, call (888) 266-4343 or visit karndean.com.
PID Floors Celebrates 28 Years in Business
NEW YORK—Family-owned hardwood flooring company PID Floors celebrated its 28th year of business with family, friends, colleagues and clients at the company’s Manhattan showroom. This multi-generational firm is mindful of its environmental impact–most of PID’s raw materials come from responsibly managed forests. PID’s five showrooms offer samples of traditional and exotic woods for the home as well as inlays that create beautiful flooring patterns.
For more, call (212) 337-3433 or visit pidfloors.com.
Mauer and Myers Join Nourison as Account Executives
SADDLEBROOK, N.J.—Jeremy Mauer and Laura Myers have joined Nourison as account executives. In his new role, Maurer manages and develops business in the Northwestern territory, including Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska and Western Canada, and Myers handles Nourison business in a Midwest territory that includes Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri.
For more, call (800) 223-1110 or visit nourison.com.
CCA Global Acquires IP Assets for Romano Consulting
MANCHESTER, N.H.—CCA Global Partners has acquired the intellectual property assets of Romano Consulting Group to support the enhanced CCA Consulting department.
“This acquisition has helped us accelerate the growth of our consulting services,” said Howard Brodsky, chairman and co-CEO of CCA Global Partners. “We are now able to offer our members a more complete, comprehensive consulting service to our members.”
In addition to the assets acquired, David Romano, the founder of Romano Consulting Group, is helping to integrate his programs and tools into CCA’s Consulting department’s programs and offerings.
Based on the acquisition, CCA will be repackaging its current services along with the new services obtained under the CCA Consulting umbrella. The group will offer four distinct service lines: Business360, Team360, Leadership360, Insight360.
For more, call (800) 400-7595 or visit ccaglobal.com.
Cali Bamboo Hires Shaw Veteran
SAN DIEGO—Doug Jackson is the new chief revenue officer for the direct-to-consumer flooring and decking company Cali Bamboo where he will lead the sales and marketing functions to drive growth.
Jackson brings more than 20 years of experience at Shaw where he most recently directed the Tuftex division, a premier residential carpet brand. Jackson’s industry insight and proven skills are a welcome addition to the team, especially as the company prepares for its next phase of growth.
“I’m impressed by the innovative ways Cali Bamboo directly satisfies consumer demand while also successfully serving the varying needs of the trade, dealer, and big box channels–I’ve never seen this done before, and it’s a big reason I’m here,” Jackson said.
For more, call (888) 788-2254 or visit CaliBamboo.com.